Join BCWEP as a member!
Many local teachers, agencies, organizations and educators choose to become BCWEP members. Membership dues are $15.00 per academic year. To register, download the registration form, fill it out and email or send it to us with $15 payment. You can pay your $15.00 membership dues with PayPal using the "subscribe" button below, or you can send us a check.
Bear Creek Virtual Watershed Tour
Get to know your watershed! The Bear Creek Virtual Watershed Tour is an educational resource designed to guide students through the Bear Creek Watershed by introducing them to important plants, wildlife and geologic features of this region. The Virtual Watershed Tour is in power point form, and is designed for use in the classroom. It is available on a CD, free of charge, to BCWEP members and is also downloadable from our website.
Want to pick up new skills for teaching place-based, watershed science? BCWEP holds four science inquiry and hands on workshops for teachers and other educators per year and attendance for BCWEP members is free. We also provide information on other watershed education training sessions and symposiums.
Funding for projects
Members are eligible for grant-dependent support with monitoring, restoration and other service-learning projects. An example would be obtaining funding to buy native plants for a riparian restoration project.
Project coordination and partnerships
BCWEP can coordinate community service, enhancement, restoration & monitoring projects for members. We provide technical assistance for project design and implementation and help you network with the appropriate agencies and organizations.
BCWEP members participate in our annual Watershed Education Symposium free of charge. This is a fabulous opportunity for teachers to present science projects students have developed and to introduce students to a wide variety of watershed education opportunities presented by local agencies and organizations.
Watershed monitoring guidance and equipment
We provide access to equipment and reference materials for watershed monitoring and riparian enhancement projects in cooperation with the SOU Environmental Education Program and Jackson Education Service District. BCWEP can provide testing and collection supplies, kits, nets, waders, rubber boots, amphibian kits, maps, microscopes and much more. Please check with the BCWEP coordinator for an updated list of available equipment.